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The Animal Scientist is a positive reinforcement dog teaching and human training company that uses force-free methods based on the most current scientific studies. We train humans to help teach dogs, while both species learn to communicate more effectively.
Do not settle for the basics; we can teach your dog how to learn, and we can teach you how to teach him anything. We will explain the reason behind the behavior and training so that you can form a lifelong bond with your dog!
Alynn (Aly) J. Lecznar KPA-CTP, Owner/Head Trainer
Aly has always been an animal lover. She received her Applied Biology degree from Georgia Tech, and worked in collaboration with Zoo Atlanta on her senior project on animal cognition. While at Tech she received her Honorary Member status with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) for her work training horses at the APD Mounted Patrol Department.
After years of working with horses, Aly turned her efforts toward her first love, dogs. She attended Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) and completed the KPA Dog Training Professionals program to become a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP). Aly enjoys giving back to the community by serving as a volunteer trainer for Canine Cellmates, a group that takes dogs from Fulton County Animal Services and places them with Fulton County Jail inmates for 10 weeks of training before adoption.
Aly and her standard parti-poodle, Klaus, are training to compete in Rally Obedience and CaniCross. They enjoy hiking, trail running, training, and watching doggie movies together.
Private In-home Training, Behavior/Aggression Consultations, Fitness Training, Grooming Training, Doggy Matchmaking, and Cat (or other animal) behavior consultation/training!